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Spectacular waterfront retreat on Shelter Island

This spectacular waterfront retreat on Shelter Island, New York was designed by Wettling Architects for a New York City financier, his British wife, and their two sons. The incredible vacation getaway began on a pristine plot of beachfront property. The serene home features panoramic views from every room. The user-friendly residence has been designed with relaxation, privacy and entertaining in mind.

The main house is roughly 3,800 square feet with five bedrooms, two offices, pool house, 70 foot lap pool, 150 foot deep-water dock, and spectacular outdoor and common spaces. The 2,200 square foot guest wing and master office, attached via a two-level bridge, can be shut down for maximum energy efficiency when those spaces are not in use. The master office is completely soundproof, located away from the central spaces and designed to afford a luxe cocoon of privacy for all hours work or play.

The house was designed to integrate into the surrounding landscape, whether viewed from sea or land. Golden-grey shingles and a low profile help make it a subtle and sometimes elusive structure. Wide-planked, painted white floors accommodate the frequent ins and outs of sandy bare feet. Interior designer Kevin Calica mixed unusual antiques with country classics and pieces from the family’s colorful contemporary art collection to activate the space from within. The overall effect is bright and easy. Via

Visit the website of Wettling Architects here.

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